Know Your Enemy: Arizona Diamondbacks


Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks recorded their third straight year without a losing season with a 81-81 record for second place in the National League West and nine games out of the Wild Card picture.

A lack in offensive production saw the Diamondbacks make a splash in free agency with a three-team trade, which starter Tyler Skaggs and outfielder were sent to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Chicago White Sox, respectively and outfielder Mark Trumbo was sent to Arizona from Anaheim. The Diamondbacks were also involved in another three-team trade with the Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays to acquire prospects and get rid of Heath Bell as their closer. The final player acquisitions were signing free agent starting pitcher Bronson Arroy and another trade with the White Sox, which they sent third-base prospect Matt Davidson for closer Addison Reed.

The Diamondbacks also fired first-base coach Steve Sax in October and signed Dave McKay, who was the Chicago Cubs first-base coach for two years under Dale Sveum, to replace Sax.

Projected Depth Chart
Miguel Montero Catcher
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
Chris Owings SS
Martin Prado 3B
Mark Trumbo LF
A.J. Pollock CF
Gerardo Parra RF

Projected Rotation
Patrick Corbin
Bronson Arroyo
Trevor Cahill
Wade Miley
Brandon McCarthy

Diamondbacks @ Cubs April 21-22-23-24
Cubs @ Diamondbacks July 18-19-20

Note: The April 23 game is when the Cubs will celebrate Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary.

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